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blastfromthepast
4th May 2006, 02:27 PM
Why does the ॥ DOUBLE DANDA get twice the hits of the । DANDA ? :p
Also, I heared there is a proposal to encode the danda separately for different Indian scripts.

Right now, can you type the danda on your non-Hindi keyboard?

drbiohealth
4th May 2006, 02:48 PM
This looks greek to me. Can you please elaborate? Cheers, Raj

blastfromthepast
4th May 2006, 03:14 PM
"In Hindi, the danda marks the end of a sentence, a function which it shares with the full stop (period) in many written languages based on the Latin, Cyrillic, or Greek alphabets."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danda

The UTC is considering the question of disunifying the characters U+0964 DEVANAGARI DANDA and U+0965 DEVANAGARI DOUBLE DANDA from their counterparts in several other Indic scripts.

Currently the standard recommends the use of U+0964 and U+0965 when a danda or double danda is to be used with others of the main scripts of India. In particular, the list includes the Indic scripts that have been encoded in Unicode since Version 1.0: Devanagari (of course), Bengali, Gurmukhi, Gujarati, Oriya, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam. Sinhala also has no explicit danda or double danda separately encoded.

http://www.unicode.org/review/pr-59.html